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MICHAEL A. MORSE is a partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he serves as Chair of the Qui Tam Practice Group.

Mr. Morse is also a member of the Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Group as well as the Health Care and Litigation Practice Groups.

He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office from 1997-2000. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Morse handled hundreds of felony cases, and briefed and argued numerous cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts.

Mr. Morse has developed a nationwide practice representing whistleblowers, under federal and state false claims acts, who report fraud committed against the government by corporations and individuals. He represents whistleblowers from across the United States who have exposed fraud against the federal and state governments in the areas of: pharmaceutical sales and marketing; health care; defense contracting; finance; federal stimulus; construction; research; collection; and government procurement.

Mr. Morse also represents whistleblowers who report the underpayment of federal income tax through the Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Reward Program. He also represents whistleblowers who report fraud against investors in publicly traded companies, through the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s new Whistleblower Program. Mr. Morse has substantial experience in cases involving securities fraud, including against a multi-billion dollar international financing company.

In addition, Mr. Morse defends corporations, executives, hospitals, and health care providers in criminal and civil fraud matters in federal and state courts across the U.S. He defended a physician charged with 82 counts of health care fraud, who was acquitted of all charges following a three-week jury trial in federal court.

Mr. Morse advises hospitals, health systems, medical schools, physicians, health care practices, device manufacturers and executives of pharmaceutical companies throughout the U.S. in contracting, compliance, regulatory, antitrust and fraud and abuse matters. He regularly conducts internal fraud and compliance investigations for private and publicly-traded corporations. Mr. Morse also speaks to audiences across the country on fraud, abuse and compliance matters.

Mr. Morse regularly advises clients on Privacy matters, including: assessing current HIPAA compliance programs, drafting and implementing complaint privacy and security policies and procedures, negotiating and drafting appropriate Business Associates Agreements and Data Licensing Agreements, analyzing potential HIPAA "breaches" to determine whether reporting is required to patients, the media, and the Secretary of HHS, and training on the 2013 HIPAA rules.

Mr. Morse is recognized as an authority in the area of mandatory federal and state laws requiring hospitals and other medical providers to report medical errors, adverse events, near misses and device failures. He has written numerous articles and chapters on this emerging area of health care law and has presented this topic to hundreds of compliance officers, attorneys, and medical professionals across the United States.


Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 50%
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
  3. Health Care: 25%

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Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

1818 Market Street
Suite 3402
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


NYCurrently registered 200807/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Lawyers on the Fast TrackThe Legal Intelligencer2010
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Outstanding Newsletter EditorAmerican Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMiller Alfano & Raspanti, P.C.2000 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyPhiladelphia District Attorney's Office1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Health Care Compliance AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Taxpayers Against FraudN/A2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association JournalProtecting the Empire: A Practitioner's Primer on the New York State False Claims Act2010
The Legal IntelligencerMajor Amendments to the Federal False Claims Act2009
Health Law HandbookMedical Apology Laws and Adverse Event Reporting Under the PSQIA2009
Health Law HandbookDeficit Reduction Act of 2005: False Claims Education Requirements and the Rise of State False Claims Acts2008
LitigationMore Than A Mail Drop: Redefining the Role of Local Counsel2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PICPA Healthcare ConferencePICPA Healthcare Conference2014
HCCA 2014 Compliance InstituteFalse Claims Act Developments2014
Annual Bench-Bar ConferenceWhistleblower Litigation2014
2014 ABA Civil False Claims Act & Qui Tam Enforcement National Institute2014 ABA Civil False Claims Act & Qui Tam Enforcement National Institute2014
University of Michigan School of LawCase Study of a Qui Tam Case2013
PBI's 19th Annual Health Law InstituteReporting and Returning Medicare Overpayments: The 60-day Rule and False Claims Act Liability2013
National Business Institute CLEFalse Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation2013
National Association of Portable Xray Providers Annual ConventionFalse Claims Act Developments2013
HCCA's South Atlantic Regional Annual ConferenceAnatomy of a Whistleblower Case2013
ABA Internal Corporate Investigations 2013 ProgramInternal Corporate Investigations2013
Health Care ConferenceHealth Care Fraud2011
Compliance InstituteFalse Claims Act Update2011
Not-For-Profit ConferenceWhistleblower Policy and Fraud Compliance2010
Health Law InstituteThe Ten Things You Want to Know About Whistleblower Suits But Were Afraid to Ask2010
National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and In-House Counsel ProgramWhistleblowers and Subtle Retribution - Is the Concept of Whistleblower Protection Illusory2009